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Just noticed tonight that I have a slice on the side wall of the front tire. Looks to be pretty deep but I am not sure if it goes all the way through or not. It has lost almost all of its air and to make matters worse my pump bit the dust. Is there anything I can do to get a little more life out of this tire? Hate to toss it as it has a lot of tread left. Can you use an inner tube on these low pressure tires or no?

Any suggestions or thoughts?

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hello, ask a tire shop about a boot patch. alot of the old famers used them. i ran a corn stock in my atv tire and used one. if your around the city i don't thank anyone will help you. lot of the old timers did this on remote towns & farms. worked for me but don't know how bad your tire is. good luck friend!
 

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Hey Grimus :D
Thanks for the response. I pumped up the tire and so far it is holding air but I haven't riden it so not sure what will happen. I will call a couple garages in the morning about the boot patch just in case.

Thanks for the info!
 

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Road Hazard Insurance

That's the reason it's always adviseable to try to purchase "Road Hazard Coverage" when getting new tires, especially on an SUV or truck you're going to be using off-road. If the vehicle still has the original "new" tires on it, you're probably SOL. Most shops won't even attempt to repair side-wall damage due to liability reasons. I, personally, wouldn't even trust an inner tube in it for normal driving purposes. If it fails at speed, you may end up "wasting" your whole vehicle to save a few bucks now.
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Hmmm,

never heard of road hazard warranty on an atv tire. When you begin to ride, you will likely have complpete tire failure. They are low pressure tires and tend to give a bit as a part of the suspension. Remember the early atv's didn't have shocks front or rear? (3 wheelers).

So I would be willing to bet that even with a patch from the inside, you will have tire failure rapidly once you begin to ride that thing. Better off with a new tire than a long walk back home after a flat.
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Oops! I missed the topic heading while using "Show Posts Since Last Visit" to review new postings. No "Road Hazard" warranty, but still not a good idea to try to repair SIDE-WALL damage. As pointed out by others, due to the high-flex of ATV tires, it would most likely fail when you least expect it - about 10 miles in with bad weather closing in on you.

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